Peru vs Uruguay Prediction & Match Preview

Peru vs Uruguay World Cup Qualifiers Prediction by LeagueLane

Peru vs Uruguay
World Cup Qualification South America,
Date: Friday, 3 September 2021
Kick-off 02:00 UK/ 03:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nacional de Lima.

Peru will be looking to pick up the second consecutive victory in the South American World Cup Qualifications on Thursday evening when they host Uruguay in Lima.

Peru made it to the World Cup Finals for the first time since 1982 when they qualified for the 2018 edition in Russia, courtesy of winning the 5th place in the South American WC Qualifications.

While they’ve produced high-quality displays three years ago in Russia, the Peruvians failed to make it out of the group phase after back-to-back 0-1 defeats (undeserved) to Denmark and France.

The Peruvians began the new qualifying campaign in a horrendous fashion, picking up only one point from the opening five games.

The hard schedule (featuring the clashes against Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia) certainly had something to do with the negative run.

However, Ricardo Gareca’s men managed to bounce back and clinch the first win of the campaign by beating Ecuador 1-2 on the road in mid-June.

Peru backed it up with a strong Copa America run where they made it to the semifinal (a 1-0 defeat to Brazil).

Uruguay, on the other hand, come into this winless in three subsequent World Cup qualifiers.

They are currently in the top four in the standings, but sitting only four points above the rock-bottomed Peru ahead of this 7th-round fixture in Lima.

Peru vs Uruguay Head-to-head

  • It’s been two years since these two outfits last played each other. Back then, they played a series of two friendlies.
  • Uruguay claimed a narrow 1-0 victory in the first, while the teams played out a 1-1 draw in the second.
  • None of the last three H2H clashes saw three or more goals scored.
  • The teams have 8 wins apiece in their last 20 head to head meetings.

Peru vs Uruguay Prediction

Uruguay will be significantly handicapped here without the likes of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.

Given that Peru left a better impression at this summer’s Copa America, and that the hosts desperately need a win to get their qualifying campaign up and running, we see the home win as a fantastic high-value pick at the sky-high 3.00 odds.

Peru vs Uruguay Betting Tips

  • Peru to win @ 3.00 odd
  • Peru to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 odd.